Unfortunately, this deal is no longer valid
Parkside Arc Welder £39.99 @ Lidl
309° Expired

Parkside Arc Welder £39.99 @ Lidl

£39.99LIDL Deals
20
Posted 2nd May 2019

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

As above.

Appears to be a pretty good price with a 3 year warranty.

Electrodes also available £2.99 a pack...

lidl.co.uk/en/MiddleofLidl.htm?articleId=22137

In store Thursday 9th May

For welding steel, stainless steel, galvanised metal and cast materials
Powerful and compact with a robust metal body
2 position switch for selecting electrode thickness
Thermal monitor for overload protection with indicator light
Suitable for electrodes Ø1.6–2.5mm thick
Includes welding shield, combination wire brush with chipping hammer and 5 welding electrodes in 3 sizes
Working current: up to 100A
Welding cable length: 2m
Earthing cable length: 2m
3-year warranty
Community Updates
If you click through or buy, retailers may pay hotukdeals some money, but this never affects which deals get posted. Find more info in our FAQs and About Us page.

Groups

Top comments
MrKrabs02/05/2019 21:07

Never welded before. No idea what the difference between arc welding, mig …Never welded before. No idea what the difference between arc welding, mig welding, or tig welding is but I feel like I'm at an age where I need one in my life.If this can weld galvanised steel (want to attach a jockey wheel to caravan a frame) let me know


I would make sure you completely grind off the Galvanised coating as it’s very poisonous also wear a respirator to avoid metal fume fever.
Proveright23 m ago

This would be good for blowing holes in the metal and or sticking the …This would be good for blowing holes in the metal and or sticking the electrodes to the work, anything but a strong joint you can rely on. It is not as easy as it looks, bit like plastering . Better off with a mig.


AvE on YouTube has a good video about arc welding and how it differs to MIG. Arc is so cheap and so easy to get started with compared to its more expensive MIG equivalent with gas and wire etc. The trade off is that arc is much more difficult to get started with making good welds and there's more clean up with chipping off slag and wire brushing the joint. A set up MIG is like hot glue for steel.

However, if you have some persistence, an auto-dimming mask, some 6013 rods and a handful of 13A fuses, you'll have some fun instantly joining two pieces of metal together. "Grinder and paint make me the welder I ain't".
20 Comments
Hmm, tempting! And really good price too!
Never welded before. No idea what the difference between arc welding, mig welding, or tig welding is but I feel like I'm at an age where I need one in my life.

If this can weld galvanised steel (want to attach a jockey wheel to caravan a frame) let me know
MrKrabs02/05/2019 21:07

Never welded before. No idea what the difference between arc welding, mig …Never welded before. No idea what the difference between arc welding, mig welding, or tig welding is but I feel like I'm at an age where I need one in my life.If this can weld galvanised steel (want to attach a jockey wheel to caravan a frame) let me know




For welding steel, stainless steel, galvanised metal and cast materials
Powerful and compact with a robust metal body
2 position switch for selecting electrode thickness
Thermal monitor for overload protection with indicator light
Suitable for electrodes Ø1.6–2.5mm thick
Includes welding shield, combination wire brush with chipping hammer and 5 welding electrodes in 3 sizes
Working current: up to 100A
Welding cable length: 2m
Earthing cable length: 2m
3-year warranty
Edited by: "madmax666" 2nd May 2019
Want one. Haven't welded for 31 years though.
Have no use for one, but that's no reason to not buy one. Is it?
MrKrabs02/05/2019 21:07

Never welded before. No idea what the difference between arc welding, mig …Never welded before. No idea what the difference between arc welding, mig welding, or tig welding is but I feel like I'm at an age where I need one in my life.If this can weld galvanised steel (want to attach a jockey wheel to caravan a frame) let me know


You can if you're a good welder, but ideally you need a little more power. But personally I'd prefer to bolt it on instead of welding it.
MrKrabs02/05/2019 21:07

Never welded before. No idea what the difference between arc welding, mig …Never welded before. No idea what the difference between arc welding, mig welding, or tig welding is but I feel like I'm at an age where I need one in my life.If this can weld galvanised steel (want to attach a jockey wheel to caravan a frame) let me know


I would make sure you completely grind off the Galvanised coating as it’s very poisonous also wear a respirator to avoid metal fume fever.
Sprograt02/05/2019 21:26

I would make sure you completely grind off the Galvanised coating as it’s v …I would make sure you completely grind off the Galvanised coating as it’s very poisonous also wear a respirator to avoid metal fume fever.


Thanks. You have a recommendation of a good mask? I'll be doing it outside, not enclosed space. If it doubles up as something suitable for spraying cellulose paint even better.

Was looking at something like this

amazon.co.uk/3M-…-24
MrKrabs02/05/2019 21:07

Never welded before. No idea what the difference between arc welding, mig …Never welded before. No idea what the difference between arc welding, mig welding, or tig welding is but I feel like I'm at an age where I need one in my life.If this can weld galvanised steel (want to attach a jockey wheel to caravan a frame) let me know


Check out This old Tony channel on YouTube.
Sprograt02/05/2019 21:26

I would make sure you completely grind off the Galvanised coating as it’s v …I would make sure you completely grind off the Galvanised coating as it’s very poisonous also wear a respirator to avoid metal fume fever.


Never heard of metal fume fever I thought is that real,googled it and there is was....learn something new every day
This would be good for blowing holes in the metal and or sticking the electrodes to the work, anything but a strong joint you can rely on. It is not as easy as it looks, bit like plastering . Better off with a mig.
Edited by: "Proveright" 2nd May 2019
Proveright23 m ago

This would be good for blowing holes in the metal and or sticking the …This would be good for blowing holes in the metal and or sticking the electrodes to the work, anything but a strong joint you can rely on. It is not as easy as it looks, bit like plastering . Better off with a mig.


AvE on YouTube has a good video about arc welding and how it differs to MIG. Arc is so cheap and so easy to get started with compared to its more expensive MIG equivalent with gas and wire etc. The trade off is that arc is much more difficult to get started with making good welds and there's more clean up with chipping off slag and wire brushing the joint. A set up MIG is like hot glue for steel.

However, if you have some persistence, an auto-dimming mask, some 6013 rods and a handful of 13A fuses, you'll have some fun instantly joining two pieces of metal together. "Grinder and paint make me the welder I ain't".
MrKrabs02/05/2019 21:42

Thanks. You have a recommendation of a good mask? I'll be doing it …Thanks. You have a recommendation of a good mask? I'll be doing it outside, not enclosed space. If it doubles up as something suitable for spraying cellulose paint even better. Was looking at something like thishttps://www.amazon.co.uk/3M-6002-Respirator-Replaceable-Filters/dp/B00EJIMZT8/ref=sr_1_24?crid=3Z88Z1R00T54&keywords=fumes+mask&qid=1556829405&refinements=p_76:419158031&rnid=419157031&rps=1&s=gateway&sprefix=Fumes,aps,203&sr=8-24


You require a mask like the 3M 9928 specification here is a link for a pack of 10, please make sure that the mask you use stops fumes and metal particulates from entering your system no one wants lung cancer. protectivemasksdirect.co.uk/3m-…box
Avatar
deleted361726
They don't call these "stick welders" for nothing!
I got one of these a few years back when I was learning and if you're just starting too then my advice is research it first. If it's light fabrication and patching up rust holes on cars etc then a MIG is a far better buy and much more useful in general. Stick is more for heavy gauge stuff, say welding box sections into a chasis rather than a bit of steel plate, (Yes, before someone jumps on me it can be done but right tool for the job and all that.) Half decent MIG does cost alot more tho and I cannot fault mine as it's taken some noob abuse but just something to consider before dropping £40 thinking you'll be putting new sills on your car after a few weeks practice (who me?! ). Heated.
Rawrb3rd May

I got one of these a few years back when I was learning and if you're just …I got one of these a few years back when I was learning and if you're just starting too then my advice is research it first. If it's light fabrication and patching up rust holes on cars etc then a MIG is a far better buy and much more useful in general. Stick is more for heavy gauge stuff, say welding box sections into a chasis rather than a bit of steel plate, (Yes, before someone jumps on me it can be done but right tool for the job and all that.) Half decent MIG does cost alot more tho and I cannot fault mine as it's taken some noob abuse but just something to consider before dropping £40 thinking you'll be putting new sills on your car after a few weeks practice (who me?! ). Heated.


So this one would be okay for say, welding together steel frames to build a workbench stand or a bike stand or things like that?
catalonia8 h, 25 m ago

Never heard of metal fume fever I thought is that real,googled it and …Never heard of metal fume fever I thought is that real,googled it and there is was....learn something new every day


Also brake cleaner used to clean metal before welding gives off Phosgene Gas very nasty .
They also have an auto-dimming helmet:

lidl.co.uk/en/…138
Thanks xfirebladex for your comment.
I have this welding set, I also stick weld as part of my job, this welding set is ok for max 2.25mm rods even with these the welder overheats and trips out after 2 or 3 rods then you have to wait about 15 minutes for it to cool down, I ended up with a desk fan blowing into it to help keep it cool.
You will not weld stainless with this but you will weld galvanized if you first grind off the coating and get to the steel underneath.
It is ok tack welding steel together, gates etc
Very small jobs nothing major but for the money it's OK.
Managed to get one of these last year for a crazy price of £20.
Haven't opened it up yet, by got a mask off eBay for around £25, similar to what being sold but very large viewport. Very good too.

Thankyou all for the advice, lots to learn about and research and be safe for when I eventually get round to building.

Note someone said doing outside - make sure you block off access to neighbor's looking over- it will attract attention and they dont want to see why!

And always wear your breathing equipment. Sounds faddy but a month later coughing you won't be looking back and think "I'm glad I saved myself those seconds and £15 vs protecting my health"
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text